COMIC-CON IS HERE…

UPDATED COMIC-CON SCHEDULE… and VIDEO SHORTS ARE ONLINE!!!

COMIC-CON SCHEDULE

Thursday July 21, 2011 12-2 pm:
TR!CKSTER Signing | San Diego Wine and Culinary Center
200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101 (Directly across the tracks from Exhibit A on 2nd & Harbor)
Aron & Brett & Philip
**Directly following signing Aron & Brett & Philip will pose for a portrait by Kevin Knight for Comic Book Resource

Thursday July 21, 2011 4-6 pm:
Comic-Con signing | San Diego Comic-Con
Aron & Brett & Philip
Location: Dark Horse Booth 2615
 
Friday July 22, 2011 3-5 pm:
Comic-Con signing | San Diego Comic-Con
Aron & Brett & Philip
Location: Exhibitor Table E03

VIDEO SHORTS ARE ONLINE!!!

directed by Scott Mosier and Produced by Jeff Fierson

Latest tweets on videos…

“Those vids are great! Excellent way to promote a comic.”

“These look f@#$g fabulous!!! If the purpose was to intrigue, mission
accomplished, man! Hope you’re well!”

“awesome vids! Love the style/angles/lighting/editing – makes me wanna
check out the comic. Very cool, man!”

 

Meet and Greet PARIAH SIGNING!

Meet, Greet and Signing with Creator Aron Warner, Writer Philip Gelatt and
Artist Brett Weldele!!! FRIDAY JULY 22nd SDCC 3-5pm Exhibitor Table E03

 

PARIAH SIGNING at TR!CKSTER

PARIAH SIGNING at TR!CKSTER www.trickstertrickster.com
THURSDAY July 21st 12- 2 pm
(directly across from SDCC at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)

 

SDCC Preview Night

Get a first PEEK at Pariah!  SDCC Preview Night!

Wednesday July 20th 6-9 pm – BOOTH 433

 

FANBOY COMICS Interview with Aron Warner

Fanboy Comics Interviews Academy Award Winner Aron Warner
 Written by Sam Rhodes, Fanboy Comics Creative Director
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 20:31

The following is an interview with Aron Warner, Academy Award winner and creator of the upcoming comic book series, Pariah.   In the following interview, Warner discusses Pariah’s release at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, his upcoming film project with James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil, and his adaptation of the comic, Beasts of Burden.

The following is only an excerpt regarding PARIAH…

 
 

 

SR: Nice.  Alright, so let’s talk about Pariah, a twelve-issue comic that you’ve created, and it was penned by, I’m probably gonna mispronounce it, but I’ve always said Philip “Guh-LAT.” I don’t know if that’s correct, though…

AW: It’s “Juh-LAT.”

SR: “Juh-LAT,” cool, penned by Philip Gelatt and illustrated by Brett Weldele.  The first issue comes out at the San Diego Comic-Con, and I got a chance to read it and review it and it was amazing.  I thought everyone did a great job!

AW: Oh, cool!

SR: Yeah.  I just wanna know if… or can you talk to us a little about what your plans are for San Diego for the release?

AW:  We’re definitely doing a signing.  That’s pretty much all I know right now, in terms of the plan.  The website is gonna come online.  We shot some live-action companion pieces that will go along with the release, as well, that are really cool.  And, I won’t really tell you what they are, but we’re going to start leaking them out there, and they’ll probably play- well, they’ll definitely play at Comic-Con as well.

SR: Okay.

AW: And, that’s really it.  It’s just starting to get the word out about it, and it’s one of those things where we want to walk the line of not giving away… Cause the first four books are- then there’s the twelve books of an arc.  The first four books are a definitive arc and end in a place that is surprising, and so we wanna get people excited about saying, “By the way, this is what’s happening.”

SR: Cool.  Now, you’ve mentioned, I know you don’t want to talk too much about it, but- are those the webisodes you’re gonna do?

AW: Yeah and they’re not really, I mean, I wouldn’t say they’re webisodes as much as they are just like… how can I describe them… they’re basically like, “What If’s.”  They represent some of the other kids’, who aren’t in the books, journeys at the beginning of the story and what’s happening to them where they are.  They are more kind of “feel pieces” than anything, just to give you an idea of what the world that these guys live in would feel like.

SR: Cool.  Cool.  Let me ask you, what was it like working with Gelatt and Weldele?

AW: Awful.  

SR: (laughs)

AW: They’re awful.  Uncooperative.

SR: Yeah, I figured as much.

AW: Terrible.

SR: I figured.

AW: Um, it was amazing.  Phil was a friend of Jeff Fierson, who I’ve worked with very closely. He’s one of the principles in our company.  And, he introduced us and we hit it off and he loved the idea.  And, Brett, we… I mean, it’s one of those stories where we walked around Comic-Con last year, like I’m going because I wanted to find an artist.  So, everyone’s like, “You don’t find artists by doing that.  You find artists by blah-blah.”  So, we walked around [looking at] pretty much everybody’s books and everybody’s tables.  I found Brett and I’m like, “This is amazing!”  This is unusual and it has a clarity and an ease of read that I really love, and, also, it just feels like it’s kind of outside.  And, I like that, it fits the story well.  And, we talked to Brett and I think he was suspicious and thought we were crazy, and it took a while for him to figure out that we were for real.

SR: (laughs)

AW: And, the rest is history.

SR: Nice. Nice.  So, you’re quoted as saying, “I came up with Pariahafter reading an article about in vitro genetic manipulation.  We take medications every day without fully understanding how they work.  It’s kind of terrifying if you think about it.”  It sounds like a really cool idea, and, again, the first issue is great.  What made you decide to go with a comic for this particular idea?

AW:  I’d never done one, and I liked the medium.  I think it’s a way of storytelling that I hadn’t experienced before, and I thought it would be really cool.  And, I feel like we have more latitude and we don’t have to stick to, “Okay, this is how it has to be.”  This is the kind of language you have to have and you can’t have kids this age and you know?  We can pretty much do what we want with these, and I like the freedom of that.

SR: Cool.  Cool.  Is there something personal for you about this story of teenage outcasts trying to fit in?

AW: Well, it’s personal for all of us, I would think.  I mean we all have our own… Even people who aren’t outcasts feel like they’re outcasts.  You know?  And, some more than others.  It’s definitely… yeah, it’s really personal.

SR: Yeah.

AW: I also think it’s kind of topical in that we really are messing with our minds and bodies, and we’re doing stuff and we don’t know what the ramifications are.  We are also always talking about curing things, and, sometimes, the cure is worse than the disease itself.  Sometimes, the diseases aren’t really disease.  Everyday things that we thought were 100 percent true get disproved.  I just have this thing about the arrogance of thinking that we know everything, and people that are so-called experts that tell you, “This is the way it needs to be.”  It speaks to that, as well.

SR: Cool.  Cool.  Well, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with me today.

AW:  My pleasure.

SR:  We’re definitely eagerly awaiting the release of Pariah at San Diego Comic-Con which takes place from the 20th to the 24th of this month.  Mr. Warner, best of luck and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next.

AW:  Thanks a lot, Sam.  Take it easy.

 

 

Comic-con

From the mind of Oscar-winning film producer Aron Warner, illustrations by Eisner-nominated Brett Weldele, written by Philip Gelatt, and published by Sea Lion Books…

PARIAHthe series premieres at Comic Con, July 20 – 24th

Sea Lion Books Unites Warner, Eisner-Nominated Illustrator Brett Weldele and Writer Philip Gellat to Bring A Unique Group of Beyond-Intelligent Teen Fugitives to the Comic Book World This July.


Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2011 – They’re not super powered, they’re just super smart. The teen protagonists who lead us through the world of Pariah, a twelve-book graphic novel series from the mind of Oscar-winning film producer Aron Warner and published by Sea Lion Books, are the next generation of heroes in the comic book world. Eisner-nominated illustrator Brett Weldele (The Surrogates) will bring the stories to life in ink, and Philip Gelatt will pen the scripts set in Warner’s world for the twelve books. As buzz builds about this unlikely collaboration and the unique story of Pariah, the series will premiere at San Diego Comic Con on July 20 – 24th.

“I came up with Pariah after reading an article about in vitro genetic manipulation,” Warner says. “We take medications every day without fully understanding how they work. It’s kind of terrifying if you think about it. In Pariah, kids grow up with incredible intelligence as a side effect of modern ‘cures.’ The problem is that they’re so smart, they question everything – even things we hold as sacred. All of our laws, morals, and even physical constraints will be torn apart and re-built. These kids are adrift in every way, equipped with mental tools we can’t even imagine. On top of all of that, they’re persecuted, feared and hated. As if being a teenager didn’t suck enough…”

The Vitros, as the characters are called, are a group of several hundred kids from all over the world who possess beyond-human intelligence produced via genetic manipulation. As teenagers in the process of trying to uncover their identities, they live relatively normal lives, though not without a fair amount of suspicion thrown at them from the fringes of society. When the Vitros are framed for a deadly explosion at a laboratory that releases a virus on the population, the government systematically begins to round up these pariahs, sending our heroes on the run from the authorities and their lives.

Says Sea Lion’s Publisher, Derek Ruiz, “Aron has captured the essence of being a Pariah as seen through the eyes of a group of scientifically created teens. They are a Petri dish of innocent souls infinitely more intelligent than anyone else on Earth. Yet their creation and existence has left them shunned and condemned.”

What happens when the society that created them also tries to destroy them?

The Pariahs fight back this July.

 

PARIAH #2

PARIAH ISSUE#2… Why are the most elite black-ops forces chasing a 16-year-old girl across the country? Why can’t they find her? And why do they want to kill her? Because they think Lila Ellerman is a terrorist who released a deadly virus into the wild. But really, she’s just a girl with a crush on a guy named Brandon. Yes, she’s figured out the science of controlling anti-matter, but that doesn’t make her a criminal. Will she be able to protect her friends and keep them from being taken prisoner, or worse?

Coming… August 31, 2011